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The numbers don’t lie

Posted in ESL, Music, you tube with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2010 by EslImaginarium

‘The numbers don’t lie’ – Daily routines

Music video: “The Mynabirds-The Number’s don’t lie”

This is a lesson about routines and how to make them more bearable.

1.  Elicit from students the activities they do on a daily basis and think about how many times they have done these activities so far in their lifetime.

2. Students watch the following music video and write down the daily routines they see.

3.Student’s look at the following wordle and put in order the routines that happen during a day.


4. Show the students the music video again.  This time ask them do think how the man feels about his daily routine.

5. Ask some questions.

Where does the man go everyday and what does he do?

Does he have a happy life and why?

6. Show the students the following picture:

7. Ask students how similar it is to their own lives.

8. Student’s create their own daily routine cycle.

9. Show the video for a last time and ask them to think about how the man makes his life more bearable.

10. Ask the students how they make their lives more exciting and what do they do to bring colour into their lives.

11. Ask students if they had any experiences with imaginary friends when they were children.

12. Look at the cartoon and think about what they can do differently in their routines to make life more interesting.

13. Student’s suggest how they can change their routine and write what their perfect routine would be.

14. Student’s look at the following daily routine of Tiger Woods:

( If they are adults you can make a joke that this routine fails to mention his most strenuous exercise     which is keeping up with his many affairs.)

15. The Students discuss Tiger Woods routine.

16.  Using this routine as an example the students choose a celebrity and write what they think their     daily routine would be.  They could present their routine with the picture of the celebrity to other class members.  The Pictures and routines could be made into a class poster

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